Spiritual leader and founder of Art of Living Foundation, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar spoke exclusively to Republic media Network following Supreme Court's decision on the Ayodhya Dispute. The spiritual leader spoke to Republic media network's editor in chief Arnab Goswami.
"Yes, this was my proposal earlier, in 2003 also I had proposed for the same to be done. I am happy that this verdict came through the court and no one should now have objections to the verdict. The entire country wanted this matter to be solved in a peaceful manner. Peace should prevail and people should respect and understand brotherhood. It is the responsibility of every citizen to ensure there are common brotherhood and peace in their localities and villages," Sri Ravishankar said.
Earlier Sri Sri Ravi Shankar had proposed an out of court settlement, between the two parties in which Muslim Parties come forward and gift some land to the Hindu bodies and in return, the Hindu bodies will gift some acres of land to the Muslim bodies."The best solution, according to me, is an out-of-court settlement in which the Muslim bodies come forward and gift one acre of land to the Hindus, who in turn will gift five acres of land nearby to the Muslims to build a better mosque, he had said in an open letter to All India Muslim Personal Law Board.
The Supreme Court on Saturday delivered a unanimous judgment in the title suit of the disputed area awarding it to the Hindu parties for the construction of a temple. It also directed the Centre to come up with a scheme within three months to set up a trust which will hand over the outer courtyard and inner courtyard of the site for construction of a temple. Apart from this, the SC stated that an alternate land of 5 acres is to be allotted to Muslims for the liberty of constructing a mosque either by the central govt or the State govt in a suitable and prominent place in Ayodhya.